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November 30, 2022, 11:49 AM

GOP's white supremacist problems extend beyond Trump: The Note

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was incorrect in asserting that Trump condemned Nick Fuentes after having dinner with him
November 30, 2022, 11:49 AM
GOP's white supremacist problems extend beyond Trump: The Note
November 29, 2022, 12:27 PM

Biden faces fresh tests of influence before 2023: The Note

And what happens before 2023 begins could have significant implications for 2024 -- all while the question hangs of President Joe Biden's own reelection candidacy
November 29, 2022, 12:27 PM
Biden faces fresh tests of influence before 2023: The Note
November 28, 2022, 12:22 PM

Trump exposes weaknesses in his candidacy and inside GOP: The Note

Less than two weeks after Trump became the first major presidential candidate for 2024, GOP leaders are back to trying to explain away his actions
November 28, 2022, 12:22 PM
Trump exposes weaknesses in his candidacy and inside GOP: The Note
November 22, 2022, 3:51 PM

Ukraine revealing GOP’s drift from Trump: The Note

GOP officeholders and office-seekers won't admit it, but for many, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has them publicly agreeing more with President Joe Biden than with Trump.
November 22, 2022, 3:51 PM
Ukraine revealing GOP’s drift from Trump: The Note
November 22, 2022, 3:35 PM

Tough questions ahead for Ketanji Brown Jackson at SCOTUS hearings: The Note

Monday will mark the beginning of hearings for the historic Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
November 22, 2022, 3:35 PM
Tough questions ahead for Ketanji Brown Jackson at SCOTUS hearings: The Note
November 22, 2022, 2:48 PM

Confirmation hearings test vanishing middle: The Note

Credibility aside, Sen. Josh Hawley and other ambitious Republicans on the committee have access to a valuable megaphone in questioning Jackson over the coming days.
November 22, 2022, 2:48 PM
Confirmation hearings test vanishing middle: The Note
November 22, 2022, 2:36 PM

GOP focuses on crime as questions for Jackson begin: The Note

GOP senators focus squarely on issues of crime at Jackson confirmation hearings.
November 22, 2022, 2:36 PM
GOP focuses on crime as questions for Jackson begin: The Note
November 22, 2022, 2:17 PM

GOP uses Jackson hearing to inflame tensions over race, crime: The Note

Attacks from GOP senators have spanned from her sentencing of child porn offenders to her defense of terrorist suspects and her familiarity with critical race theory.
November 22, 2022, 2:17 PM
GOP uses Jackson hearing to inflame tensions over race, crime: The Note
November 22, 2022, 1:56 PM

McConnell takes wins on party unity, despite Trump: The Note

McConnell's view of how the GOP should be shaping itself is winning out a bit more than Trump’s, at least for now.
November 22, 2022, 1:56 PM
McConnell takes wins on party unity, despite Trump: The Note
November 22, 2022, 1:38 PM

'Big lie' takes new twists for GOP: The Note

Trump heads to Georgia this weekend and he'll almost certainly attack incumbent Republicans who rightly say he lost the election.
November 22, 2022, 1:38 PM
'Big lie' takes new twists for GOP: The Note
November 22, 2022, 1:11 PM

Biden’s words spark war within war: The Note

After President Joe Biden said Putin "cannot remain in power," the White House leapt to explain that the president was not endorsing regime change as a policy matter.
November 22, 2022, 1:11 PM
Biden’s words spark war within war: The Note
November 22, 2022, 12:54 PM

Politicized decisions still loom around Jan. 6: The Note

President Joe Biden declined to comment on the latest revelations about Ginni Thomas’ efforts to urge officials to try to overturn the election.
November 22, 2022, 12:54 PM
Politicized decisions still loom around Jan. 6: The Note
November 22, 2022, 12:32 PM

GOP primaries take nasty turn, even without Trump: The Note

The leading GOP Senate candidates in Pennsylvania will all share a stage for the first time Wednesday.
November 22, 2022, 12:32 PM
GOP primaries take nasty turn, even without Trump: The Note
November 22, 2022, 11:42 AM

Landscape in flux ahead of primary voting: The Note

As April of the midterm election year begins, four states still haven’t finished drawing congressional districts that will be filled in mere months.
November 22, 2022, 11:42 AM
Landscape in flux ahead of primary voting: The Note
November 18, 2022, 11:27 AM

'New generation' represents challenge and opportunity for Democrats: The Note

It was not just Pelosi but House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip James Clyburn all saying on Thursday that they would vacate the top leadership spots
November 18, 2022, 11:27 AM
'New generation' represents challenge and opportunity for Democrats: The Note
November 16, 2022, 12:16 PM

Trump forces Republicans into more awkward choices: The Note

The first time around, Republicans in the 2016 campaign were able to act largely as if Donald Trump was someone else's problem -- until, suddenly, he wasn't
November 16, 2022, 12:16 PM
Trump forces Republicans into more awkward choices: The Note
November 15, 2022, 11:02 AM

GOP faces leadership chaos on Trump's big day: The Note

The seven days since the midterms have put intense focus on the leaders Republicans have -- like Trump, McCarthy and McConnell -- and those they wish they didn't
November 15, 2022, 11:02 AM
GOP faces leadership chaos on Trump's big day: The Note
November 14, 2022, 12:02 PM

Pence deepens rift with Trump as GOP's MAGA fallout continues: The Note

Republicans are looking for answers and people to blame after their midterm bust, and Mike Pence is speaking out about Trump and Jan. 6
November 14, 2022, 12:02 PM
Pence deepens rift with Trump as GOP's MAGA fallout continues: The Note
November 11, 2022, 11:21 PM

GOP's MAGA reckoning faces major speed bumps: The Note

For six years now, most Republican loyalties to Donald Trump have rested on a simple assumption: Trump helps them win
November 11, 2022, 11:21 PM
GOP's MAGA reckoning faces major speed bumps: The Note
November 9, 2022, 1:03 PM

GOP gets Trumped in midterm setbacks: The Note

Tuesday's midterm election might be best defined in the immediate aftermath by what it wasn't -- a wave or a tsunami, or a repudiation of President Joe Biden.
November 9, 2022, 1:03 PM
GOP gets Trumped in midterm setbacks: The Note
1 month ago

Local factors keep races close in unexpected places: The Note

The election was always going to come down to battleground states like Georgia, Pennsylvania and Nevada. But other, unexpected states feature close races this year.
1 month ago
Local factors keep races close in unexpected places: The Note
1 month ago

Democrats acting more worried than they're sounding about midterms: The Note

You can look at where Democrats are spending and what they're doing in the final stretch of voting -- and, in some cases, even what they're saying about how things look.
1 month ago
Democrats acting more worried than they're sounding about midterms: The Note
1 month ago

Contenders past and present loom over 2022: The Note

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump may have more on the line in the coming days than anyone else, with one week to go before the midterm elections.
1 month ago
Contenders past and present loom over 2022: The Note
1 month ago

Paul Pelosi attack highlights jitters and stakes around midterms: The Note

A fair reading of the moment puts the attack on Paul Pelosi on a bipartisan list that includes threats, plots and actual violence committed across the political spectrum.
1 month ago
Paul Pelosi attack highlights jitters and stakes around midterms: The Note
1 month ago

Upset hopes keep Senate map in flux: The Note

The data-overloaded pre-election midterm period practically invites head fakes and the indulging of fantasies inside both parties
1 month ago
Upset hopes keep Senate map in flux: The Note
1 month ago

As swing-state candidates face fresh scrutiny, both parties bank on backlash: The Note

There's no comparing what Herschel Walker stands accused of having done (which he denies) and what John Fetterman stands accused of not being capable of doing
1 month ago
As swing-state candidates face new scrutiny, both parties bank on backlash: The Note
1 month ago

GOP homes in on crime as debate messaging overlaps: The Note

The biggest debate of the midterm cycle was Pennsylvania's Senate race, and it was Democrat John Fetterman who was the first to mention his stroke and speech issues
1 month ago
GOP homes in on crime as debate messaging overlaps: The Note
1 month ago

Big moment for Dr. Oz on Pennsylvania debate day vs. Fetterman: The Note

A plausible case can be made that Tuesday night's Pennsylvania Senate debate brings the bigger moment for the Republican candidate, Mehmet Oz, over John Fetterman
1 month ago
Big moment for Dr. Oz on Pennsylvania debate day vs. Fetterman: The Note
1 month ago

On debate day in Florida, DeSantis looms large for both parties: The Note

It would actually be surprising at this stage if Ron DeSantis chose not to run for president in 2024
1 month ago
On debate day in Florida, DeSantis looms large for both parties: The Note
1 month ago

Midterm story lines converge on Arizona: The Note

Arizona midterm voters are choosing leaders for the future and also choosing between competing versions of the past
1 month ago
Midterm story lines converge on Arizona: The Note
1 month ago

Biden seeks streamlined messaging for Democrats amid midterm countdown: The Note

Biden on Thursday makes a rare-for-this-cycle trip to battleground Pennsylvania on Thursday to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman
1 month ago
Biden seeks streamlined messaging for Democrats amid midterm countdown: The Note
1 month ago

Midterm surrogate season brings celebrities and 2024 buzz: The Note

In the final weeks of the midterm race, big-name Democratic and Republican lawmakers are out on the campaign trail as are celebrities like Oprah and Dave Matthews
1 month ago
Midterm surrogate season brings celebrities and 2024 buzz: The Note
1 month ago

Anti-Trump Republicans are down but not out this midterm season: The Note

Lisa Murkowski, Brad Raffensperger and more hope to provide proof that there's life in public office for Republicans who speak out against Trump
1 month ago
Anti-Trump Republicans are down but not out this midterm season: The Note
1 month ago

Voting and vote-counting concerns grow ahead of midterms: The Note

Some 2 million people have already voted in the midterms, a level of participation reached earlier than ever in a midterm cycle, according to the U.S. Elections Project
1 month ago
Voting and vote-counting concerns grow ahead of midterms: The Note
2 months ago

Jan. 6 connections now seem to be GOP calling card, not career-ender: The Note

There was a time one might have assumed that, when the final House Jan. 6 committee hearing took place, involvement with that day would be a Republican career-ender
2 months ago
Jan. 6 ties seem to become a GOP calling card, not a career-ender: The Note
2 months ago

GOP candidates read from different pages of Trump's playbook: The Note

Herschel Walker is in defiance-and-denial mode as he digs in on a scandal that puts him at odds with the mother of one of his children as well as one of his sons
2 months ago
GOP candidates read from different pages of Trump's playbook: The Note
2 months ago

GOP faces make-or-break realities in Georgia for Walker: The Note

The past week of Herschel Walker stories has been filled with what-ifs for Republicans.
2 months ago
GOP faces make-or-break realities in Georgia for Walker: The Note
2 months ago

Some Democrats distance themselves from Biden during debate season: The Note

Democrats in make-or-break midterm races in Arizona, North Carolina and more are looking put daylight between themselves and Joe Biden’s White House
2 months ago
Some Democrats distance themselves from Biden during debate season: The Note
2 months ago

Western worries complicate Democrats’ Senate hopes: The Note

Senate and gubernatorial races in Arizona and Nevada -- and perhaps a Senate campaign in Colorado as well -- are no longer being overlooked
2 months ago
Western worries complicate Democrats’ Senate hopes: The Note
2 months ago

Herschel Walker tests his party's patience with own words: The Note

After Herschel Walker denied paying for an ex-girlfriend's abortion, he has offered incomplete statements for himself and has not filed a lawsuit against The Daily Beast
2 months ago
Herschel Walker tests his party's patience with own words: The Note
2 months ago

Florida and Georgia showcase Trumpism and its potential limits: The Note

In Florida on Wednesday, President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis after Hurricane Ian.
2 months ago
Florida and Georgia showcase Trumpism and its potential limits: The Note
2 months ago

Walker family drama puts Georgia Senate race in spotlight: The Note

A Daily Beast report alleging the GOP Senate candidate in Georgia paid a woman to obtain an abortion brought a swift denial from Walker, as well as a threat of a lawsuit.
2 months ago
Walker family drama puts Georgia Senate race in spotlight: The Note
2 months ago

October jolts threaten to become midterm surprises: The Note

With a month before Election Day in the midterm, there could be an October surprise in the form of a foreign-policy crisis, on inflation, crime or immigration -- and more
2 months ago
October jolts threaten to become midterm surprises: The Note
2 months ago

GOP seeks a blend of MAGA and mainstream: The Note

As the midterm elections approach, the never-Trump wing of the GOP has largely faded -- leaving MAGA candidates and Republicans who embrace Trumpism to a point
2 months ago
GOP seeks a blend of MAGA and mainstream: The Note
2 months ago

White House digs in on Biden's gaffe about dead congresswoman: The Note

The scene in the White House briefing room on Wednesday after Joe Biden mentioned Jackie Walorski spoke to a political vulnerability of the president and his party
2 months ago
White House digs in on Biden's gaffe about dead congresswoman: The Note
2 months ago

'Moderate' positioning could define GOP success in 2022: The Note

Mehmet Oz is running for Senate in Pennsylvania with Trump's backing but, when asked by ABC News if he considers himself "MAGA," he responded with a different m-word
2 months ago
'Moderate' positioning could define GOP success in 2022: The Note
2 months ago

How Black voter turnout will shape Georgia governor's race: The Note

There are signs that Democrats, in Georgia's Stacey Abrams race against Brian Kemp and across the country, should be concerned about Black voter turnout
2 months ago
How Black voter turnout will shape Georgia governor's race: The Note
2 months ago

Pelosi raises stakes as Democrats confront stark new polls: The Note

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hopes to have a "choice" midterm election around issues that are specific and tangible but, taken together, are almost unimaginably broad
2 months ago
Pelosi raises stakes as Democrats confront stark new polls: The Note
2 months ago

Kevin McCarthy's 'commitment' to voters punts on divisive choices: The Note

The outline developed by Kevin McCarthy and his team does not include specific bills he would pledge to pass if Republicans win the House in the midterms
2 months ago
Kevin McCarthy's 'commitment' to voters punts on divisive choices: The Note
2 months ago

Election denials take on new relevance in battleground states: The Note

Given the number of GOP candidates who deny the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election might, some might, like with Arizona secretary of state, oversee the next one
2 months ago
Election denials take on new relevance in battleground states: The Note